BIGBANG’s G-Dragon Talks About His Artistic Worldview, Working On New Music, And More
For their 13th anniversary, the magazine Dazed partnered with BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and the fashion house Chanel.
In the accompanying interview, G-Dragon talked about how he’d started working with Chanel, his artistic worldview, and what he’s currently working on. About working with Chanel, he said, “Everyone has a different image of Chanel, but I like to have fun with clothes and enjoy trying unexpected things. Starting with Chanel, ‘luxury’ fashion brands no longer confine themselves to typical boundaries. It’s not just me, but the idea of ‘men and women’s clothing’ has disappeared. I just find all this interesting and fun.”
G-Dragon shared that he has been working on music since his discharge from mandatory military service. Asked what he had most recently jotted down in his phone, he said, “Rather than notes, I’m focusing a lot on music and working on BIGBANG stuff these days, so I look for music keywords related to that and write lyrics. Since that’s how I spend my time, most of my notes are related to that.”
During the photo shoot, G-Dragon created his own artwork and spoke about his artistic worldview. “I think in terms of images,” he said. “That’s why I have a lot of interest in clothes. There’s a reason to things that are strange but cool, so I think that if I try a little of everything, I’ll be able to develop further what suits me and what I like. Rather than ‘develop,’ it just gets easier. Style will keep changing, but I became more comfortable after deciding on the exact theme of what my current style is. How should I say this? It feels like ‘coolness’ is becoming my own. You start to care less about trends.”